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🌌CHOOSE YOUR OWN INTERSTELLAR EPIC🌌super grateful for AnEarful’s perennial support in covering slashsound releases! here...
01/13/2020

🌌CHOOSE YOUR OWN INTERSTELLAR EPIC🌌

super grateful for AnEarful’s perennial support in covering slashsound releases! here’s their note on @ivt_cuthbear & John Adler’s #ScarletRisingMoon, which comes on a USB with remix stems, ableton sets, sheet music, and a 14 minute bonus track~ @ Wyoming

Congrats to our composer-hero Julia Wolfe for two Grammy nominations for her epic "Fire in my mouth" with the NY Phil! C...
11/20/2019
Cantaloupe Music

Congrats to our composer-hero Julia Wolfe for two Grammy nominations for her epic "Fire in my mouth" with the NY Phil!

Congrats also to our friends Mike Tierney for production work on "The Pieces that Fall to Earth" and Shelley Washington for her composition on Publiquartet's "Freedom and Faith"!!

A huge congrats to our own Julia Wolfe on her 2020 Grammy nominations!! Her new master work 'Fire in my mouth' is nominated for Best Engineered (Classical) and Best Contemporary Classical Composition. So proud to be among such great company 🔥✂️🔥✂️🔥✂️

still got a few flash drive albums for Scarlet Rising Moon after John Adler & @ivt_cuthbear’s Western US tour last week....
11/19/2019

still got a few flash drive albums for Scarlet Rising Moon after John Adler & @ivt_cuthbear’s Western US tour last week. get yours on our @bandcamp only! each drive is 16GB, contains the full album in multiple formats, a huuuge bonus track, Ableton ADG files and PDF scores for you to play or remix the music!

Adam Cuthbért & John Adler gave an interview on Colorado Public Radio yesterday about the Scarlet Rising Moon album, cat...
11/12/2019
Nov. 11, 2019: Veteran Trained ‘War Dogs’ For Combat; Sagebrush Is Smarter Than You Think

Adam Cuthbért & John Adler gave an interview on Colorado Public Radio yesterday about the Scarlet Rising Moon album, catch them on the last 10m of Colorado Matters, streaming here~

World War II saw the U.S. military harness a new power -- dogs who were taught to ignore gun fire and deliver messages from the front lines to the command post. We'll meet a Colorado man who trained these war dogs. Then, a plant you pass at 65 miles an hour and may not think twice about. But sage br...

🚨NEW RELEASE!🚨SLH021: Scarlet Rising Moon (2019)adam cuthbért & John AdlerType: USB & DigitalListen: http://hyperurl.co/...
11/08/2019

🚨NEW RELEASE!🚨

SLH021: Scarlet Rising Moon (2019)
adam cuthbért & John Adler
Type: USB & Digital
Listen: http://hyperurl.co/wbfclx

Over the last decade, composer Adam Cuthbert has developed his own performance practice of digitally-processed trumpet, transmuting the instrument into more of a synthesizer than an orchestral instrument, and resulting in slashsound projects like Kuuma and skullcap5050. In Scarlet Rising Moon, the composer hands the keys to the machine over to trumpeter John Adler, whose fluid improvisations and commanding performances are hypersatured, looped and deconstructed into music that is as spectral as it is melodic.

Adler breathes new life into Cuthbert’s earlier works for trumpet, forges the definitive recording of his commissioned Sonata for Trumpet and Ableton, all while making space for the duo to play in their own unique idioms via free improvisation. Scarlet Rising Moon serves both as a compendium of Cuthbert’s body of works for trumpet, and as a new genome of composer-performer spliced from jazz, techno, ambient, and contemporary composition.

COMPARTMENTS tapes are going out today! here’s @adampholmes signing and numbering the run of 100. get your copy on our @...
11/06/2019

COMPARTMENTS tapes are going out today! here’s @adampholmes signing and numbering the run of 100. get your copy on our @bandcamp ~

they’re finally here! adorable/autumnal tapes for @adampholmes’ Compartments are now shipping from our bandcamp! the bea...
11/04/2019

they’re finally here! adorable/autumnal tapes for @adampholmes’ Compartments are now shipping from our bandcamp! the beautiful jcard was designed by @natgirsberger and we made orange tapes to match the flower 🧡🧡

if you preordered a tape, they’re going out this week - tysm for your patience from the manufacturing delay 💞
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#cassette #tapes #newreleases #cassettetape #taperelease #percussion #album #brooklyn #nyc #bandcamp #nowplaying #nowshipping #asmr #ambient #minimalism #electronic #maxmsp #experimental

💜🖤💖 high slash fashion by @beckerinac #Repost @ivt_cuthbear with @get_repost・・・it occurred to me that i never posted pic...
10/30/2019

💜🖤💖 high slash fashion by @beckerinac

#Repost @ivt_cuthbear with @get_repost
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it occurred to me that i never posted pics of this (bc we always meant to go out and get action product shots and ofc we got busy and forgot). here is the amazing one-of-a-kind @slshsnd messenger bag that @beckerinac designed and built for my birthday this year! the fabric was collaboratively selected and the design and details are all her creation. grateful every time i go out w it

Timeline Photos
10/30/2019

Timeline Photos

the weirdest music blogs comes thru again with a spy infiltration narrative review of @auplume’s ALONE AGAIN! hear the E...
10/30/2019

the weirdest music blogs comes thru again with a spy infiltration narrative review of @auplume’s ALONE AGAIN! hear the EP on our bandcamp and read the tale on Yeah I Know It Sucks 🖤 @ Vanderbilt Mansion

"When I opened my eyes again, I was superglued to a massive rocket. I could turn my head just enough to see the name ‘sh...
10/30/2019
Yeah I Know It Sucks

"When I opened my eyes again, I was superglued to a massive rocket. I could turn my head just enough to see the name ‘shiny things studio’ on it… there was Goldfeather again to catch my eye."

read the full epic spy adventure narrative on Goldfeather's latest EP on the weirdest review blog ever ~

James Blond is on a secret mission, infiltrating in the mansion of Goldfeather!

November 5th join us at Commend as Phong Tran & Adam Cuthbért share new electronic sets. expect new synth modules, proje...
10/22/2019

November 5th join us at Commend as Phong Tran & Adam Cuthbért share new electronic sets. expect new synth modules, projections, and vocals (!) at the lower east side record store!

10/17/2019
Scarlet Rising Moon, by John Adler & Adam Cuthbert

:: NEW RELEASE ::

SLH021: Scarlet Rising Moon (2019)
John Adler & adam cuthbért
Release: November 8 (Digital & USB)

Over the last decade, composer Adam Cuthbert has developed his own performance practice of digitally-processed trumpet, transmuting the instrument into more of a synthesizer than an orchestral instrument, and resulting in slashsound projects like Kuuma and skullcap5050. In Scarlet Rising Moon, the composer hands the keys to the machine over to trumpeter John Adler, whose fluid improvisations and commanding performances are hypersatured, looped and deconstructed into music that is as spectral as it is melodic.

Adler breathes new life into Cuthbert’s earlier works for trumpet, forges the definitive recording of his commissioned Sonata for Trumpet and Ableton, all while making space for the duo to play in their own unique idioms via free improvisation. Scarlet Rising Moon serves both as a compendium of Cuthbert’s body of works for trumpet, and as a new genome of composer-performer spliced from jazz, techno, ambient, and contemporary composition.

https://adamcuthbert.bandcamp.com/album/scarlet-rising-moon

also can’t forget @adampholmes’ three supporting acts @cassie.wieland @phongmusic & @ivt_cuthbear for both the A M B I E...
10/15/2019

also can’t forget @adampholmes’ three supporting acts @cassie.wieland @phongmusic & @ivt_cuthbear for both the A M B I E N C E and an informative monologue on TikTok @ Freddy's Bar and Deathstar

swipe for adjectives describing the vibe at @adampholmes’ album release night at @freddysbrklyn on saturday! blessings t...
10/15/2019

swipe for adjectives describing the vibe at @adampholmes’ album release night at @freddysbrklyn on saturday! blessings to all who joined us and especially the person who put canadian dollars in the tip jar @ Freddy's Bar and Deathstar

The Road to Sound's Vanessa Ague has the video premiere for Goldfeather's "sincere catharsis" in ALONE AGAIN."A heartbre...
10/15/2019
Video Premiere: Goldfeather, “Alone Again”

The Road to Sound's Vanessa Ague has the video premiere for Goldfeather's "sincere catharsis" in ALONE AGAIN.

"A heartbreaking relatability seeps through every synth-laden lyric, following influence from artists like Sufjan Stevens and Mitski. Its accompanying video amplifies the sonic intensity, using visual layering to mimic the echoing loneliness of the music itself."

Watch it here!
https://theroadtosound.com/2019/10/15/video-premiere-goldfeather-alone-again/

“Alone Again” is violinist and composer Sarah Goldfeather’s immersive ode to rejection. It’s a dramatic, indie-pop response to the open wounds of lost love. A heartbreaking relatability seeps throu…

10/11/2019
Adam Holmes – Platforms (live @ Shiny Things Studio)

SLH020: Adam Holmes – Compartments (2019)
Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/2ZqdFTP
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/318YsYb
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2oypzyw

In his debut recording as a composer, Brooklyn percussionist and sound artist Adam Holmes set out to create a program of enormous sound with maximum portability. The result is Compartments, a collection of trance-like percussion works featuring instruments which seldom get the spotlight – mini gongs, flower pots, and wood blocks – all illuminated by interactive live processing designed alongside Max Ardito.

Compartments is an artistic exercise in curiosity and vulnerability, with Holmes working through the sonic characteristics of these tiny percussion instruments on his own terms. The expanding and contracting sounds in Compartments unfold in at a meditative pace over perpetually active yet minimal structures.

“The music he’s making on Compartments isn’t about virtuosity, nor is it about stagnation or convention,” explains writer Vanessa Ague in her essay about the opening track, Platforms, “it’s about making music with what you have, when you can, and embracing the idea that a work can be different every time it’s played.”

hear COMPARTMENTS, the ::mezmerizing:: new album by @adampholmes tomorrow on digital+cassette, and IRL at @freddysbrklyn...
10/10/2019

hear COMPARTMENTS, the ::mezmerizing:: new album by @adampholmes tomorrow on digital+cassette, and IRL at @freddysbrklyn Saturday night! @ Brooklyn, New York

We're out at Baby's All Right tonight for Goldfeather's new EP release slash quartet debut! There are so many flyers for...
10/07/2019

We're out at Baby's All Right tonight for Goldfeather's new EP release slash quartet debut!

There are so many flyers for this show we are here for all of them 😂😂

Goldfeather // Ecce Shnak // Roofers Union // Ecce Shnak // Roofers Union

Tickets bit.ly/2MdaXMX

¡MONDEE MoNdee MondEe MOndee MondeE!

8PM doors @ Baby's All Right with Goldfeather & Roofers Union

Tickets -> bit.ly/2MdaXMX
Event -> https://www.facebook.com/events/2396068250675578/

Poster by Tristan Kasten-Krause 💛

10/04/2019
Alone Again EP, by Goldfeather

Goldfeather's Alone Again EP is out today! Check out the brand new hypnotic remix by Daniel Rhodé, a special in-studio live recording at Mike Tierney's Shiny Things Studio (there's a music video coming soon too~) and don't miss our night at Baby's All Right on Monday with our friends' wild bands Roofers Union & Ecce Shnak!!

Goldfeather // Ecce Shnak // Roofers Union

3 track album

"'Compartments' isn’t about virtuosity, nor is it about stagnation or convention. It’s about making music with what you ...
09/17/2019
Video Premiere: Adam Holmes, “Platforms”

"'Compartments' isn’t about virtuosity, nor is it about stagnation or convention. It’s about making music with what you have, when you can, and embracing the idea that a work can be different every time it’s played."

Watch the video premiere for "Platforms", the opening "rhythmic drone" on Adam Holmes' forthcoming tape – and mark the cal for the Compartments (album release) on October 12!

Huge ups to Vanessa Ague for the interview and hosting on The Road to Sound – follow her blog for more coverage of our friends and their sounds 💖

Brooklyn-based percussionist and sound artist Adam Holmes is embarking on his first album as both the composer and performer, pivoting to writing music as well as playing it. Embodying both of thes…

[SLH019R1] Goldfeather - Alone Again EPComing early October is the first of two Goldfeather mini EPs, spotlighting singl...
09/16/2019

[SLH019R1] Goldfeather - Alone Again EP

Coming early October is the first of two Goldfeather mini EPs, spotlighting singles from “Water Damaged Valentines” paired with remixes, live recordings, and videos. First up is ALONE AGAIN, featuring an explosive deep-ambient remix by Daniel Rhodé, and a live recording and filming from Mike Tierney's spot Shiny Things Studio.

ALSO don’t miss Goldfeather’s return to Baby's All Right on October 7th, 7pm!

08/26/2019
Compartments, by Adam Holmes

🌹NEW RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT🌹

we're stoked to announce our first new album of the fall, Adam Holmes' COMPARTMENTS!

out on digital + cassette October 11th.

pre-order here: https://bit.ly/2ZqdFTP

In his debut recording as a composer, Brooklyn-based percussionist and sound artist Adam Holmes set out to create a program of enormous sound with maximum portability. The result is Compartments, a collection of trance-like percussion works featuring instruments which seldom get the spotlight – mini gongs, flower pots, and wood blocks – all illuminated by interactive live processing designed alongside Max Ardito.

Compartments is an artistic exercise in curiosity and vulnerability, with Holmes working through the sonic characteristics of these tiny percussion instruments on his own terms. The expanding and contracting sounds in Compartments unfold in at a meditative pace over perpetually active yet minimal structures.

stay tuned also for info on the album release show October 12th~

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06/25/2019
Kindness, by Phong Tran

o snap Phong Tran just dropped new indie three-tracker and it's gorgeous AND name-your-price!!

let's give some support to Phong's new release as he starts a fresh chapter as a post-day-job composer/producer/performer

3 track album

For your Friday shuffle: hear the tunes that influenced Goldfeather's "Water Damaged Valentines", assembled by Sarah her...
06/07/2019
Goldfeather's Favorite Songs, a playlist by Sarah Goldfeather on Spotify

For your Friday shuffle: hear the tunes that influenced Goldfeather's "Water Damaged Valentines", assembled by Sarah herself!

Her selections exhibit her multifaceted stylistic approach to songwriting, with sonic inspiration ranging from friends around the greater-NYC contemporary music orbits like Tigue & Roomful of Teeth, to some of indie rock's best lyricists like Mitski & of Montreal, to bleeding-edge composers fluidly weaving between genres like Anna Meredith & St. Vincent.

https://open.spotify.com/user/sarah.goldfeather/playlist/6eM9lAvlAS9Lk9heJPCu3R?si=_oXAA7eBQnaaAWl_naOFjw

Sarah Goldfeather of the eponymous Goldfeather shares a playlist of some of her favorite and dog-eared tunes of her Spotify library - enjoy!

A-0 shares a set on the Klang Violence program Reform Radio Manchester stocked with experimental beats and noise tracks....
06/06/2019
Reform Radio | Klang Violence w/ Ani Klang & A-0 5th June 2019

A-0 shares a set on the Klang Violence program Reform Radio Manchester stocked with experimental beats and noise tracks. and that's his remix of IVT's ARC ETHER right up front!! Stay for the whole program, including Ani Klang's savage selections after A-0. wow friends, awesome two hours

Ani Klang is an experimental club music producer, DJ, and visual artist from New York City. After graduating from the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in 2017, Ani began spreading her signature soul-savaging club music to dance floors around the world. Her high-octane, genre-bending tracks wo...

SLH019: GOLDFEATHER: WATER DAMAGED VALENTINESLISTEN: https://smarturl.it/aeu8u1/At once channelling the bare, emotional ...
05/31/2019

SLH019: GOLDFEATHER: WATER DAMAGED VALENTINES

LISTEN: https://smarturl.it/aeu8u1/

At once channelling the bare, emotional candor of Mitski and the divergent structural and stylistic craftwork of Sufjan Stevens and Of Montreal, Sarah Goldfeather's eponymous band departs from its roots as an acoustic bluegrass quintet to embrace an amplified art-pop arsenal of synthesizers, vocal processing, and vivid production as a rock trio. The dazzling result is Water Damaged Valentines, a distillation of emotional outbursts, looping obsessive thoughts, and emotional rawness into tidal waves of fuzz, synths and soaring melodies. 8 tracks deliver jarring shifts, oblique textural motions, and agile lyrical delivery that vacillates wildly between muted passivity and overflowing desperation.

The creative process was multi-layered, starting with Sarah’s demo recordings, then incubated in rehearsal with drummer Robby Bowen (Boio, The Roofer’s Union) and guitarist Ethan Woods (Rokenri) and further developed in the studio of Grammy-nominated producer Mike Tierney (Judy Collins). Of the collaborative transition into uncharted stylistic waters, Goldfeather explains, “I started having ideas for songs that needed more oomph than a bluegrass quintet could provide. Ethan and Robby, and later Mike, helped show me that the world of amplified and synthesized sounds isn't so daunting, and it opens up an infinite palette of musical possibilities.”

Sarah Goldfeather - vocals, synthesizer, violin
Robby Bowen - drums, synthesizer
Ethan Woods - guitar, vocals
Ken Thomson - saxophone [8]

Produced by Sarah Goldfeather and Mike Tierney
Recorded by Ethan Woods at Ft. Briscoe, Brooklyn, NY
Additional recording by Mike Tierney at Shiny Things Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Edited and mixed by Mike Tierney

Cover design by Sarah Goldfeather & Daniel Rhode. Includes samples of photography by Shervin Lainez.

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abstract speed & sound since 2015

slashsound is a record label and artist collective that weaves the every­day landscape of urban living with digital audio/visual production. Launched in 2015 by Daniel Rhode and Adam Cuthbert (Cantaloupe Music, Bang on a Can), slashsound’s artist roster includes projects by composers, producers, and visual artists around the U.S. with a common interest in the abstract, the extreme, and the unexplored. slashsound artists build future-thinking sound environments using the tools of digital production and manipulation with the help of analog instruments and natural acoustical phenomena.

hear our catalog: https://slashsound.bandcamp.com

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I-VT's BLOC features in my latest roundup focusing on electronic music: http://anearful.blogspot.com/2018/09/record-roundup-electronic-excursions.html#.W52c-dhKiu4